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6 Delicious alcohol-free alternatives   

11 Sep 2020

6 Delicious alcohol-free alternatives

There are plenty of reasons to give up or cut down on alcohol - physical health, mental health, weight loss, medication, pregnancy - the list is goes on. Whatever your reason, it's not as difficult as it used to be, with plenty of alcohol-free alternatives available on the market now. Here are six of our favourite alcohol-free alternatives...

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alcohol free drink alternatives

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1. The best alcohol free wines

Red - Eisberg Cabarnet Sauvignon 0%

White - Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc 0%

Eisberg alcohol-free wines are delicious and low-cal so it's win-win!

2. The best alcohol free gin

Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn

When you want a gin & tonic, a tonic and lime just isn't the same. This alcohol-free spirit is fragrant and botanical with a real gin-like taste.

3. The best alcohol free Prosecco

Freixenet 0%

Fresh and bubbly, just like a real Prosecco! Available in white and rose - both are delicious.

For a low alcohol option (0.5%) try Nosecco which is sweet and bubbly, with notes of apple.

4. The best alcohol free Aperol Sprtiz

Lyre's Italian Spritz

If you're struggling to part ways with delicious Aperol Spritz's try Lyle's It is delicious and, although a tad sweeter, tastes very similar to a real Aperol Spritz when topped up with some alcohol-free Prosecco.

5. The best alcohol-free beer

Lucky Saint (0.5%)

So alcohol-free beers generally still have a teeny tiny amount of alcohol in them like this one. It is delicious and tastes just like alcoholic beer.

6. The best alcohol free cider

Kopparberg Alcohol Free Pear Cider

Tasty and refreshing, just like its alcoholic counterpart!

 

If you're thinking of cutting down on alcohol, read our blog post on mindful drinking.

 

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How Bad Are Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks For Your Skin?   

13 Apr 2018

How Bad Are Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks For Your Skin?

 With sunny days just around the corner (next week hopefully!), it's inevitable that most of us will be heading to our favourite beer gardens and rooftop bars to enjoy a few cheeky drinks in the sun. Sure, we know alcohol is bad for us but it provides such a lovely summer pastime - something about those rays just makes us yearn for cocktails. So, if you're concerned about your skin, let us fill you in on which drinks are the worst for your skin, and which aren't so bad, so you can at least make an informed decision. 

You can also check out our previous blog post on which drinks have the most calories.

Tequila

tequila

Due to it's lower sugar content compared to other drinks, our lovely little 3am treats are less likely to cause a breakout. It's also less likely to leave you with a hangover compared to darker spirits like rum or whisky. Skip the salt for best results. Margaritas all round, please!

 Beer

beer

On the one hand, beer has a relatively high salt content, which is not great for your skin. On the other hand, it contains antioxidants and even has anti-ageing benefits. It can also be less dehydrating than other drinks as it has a lower alcohol content and tends to be drunk slower - good for the skin AND the hangover. 

Gin and Vodka

Gin and vodka are low in both salt and sugar, meaning that they are not as bad for your skin as other drinks. They also produce less of a hangover! HOWEVER if you mix your spirit with sugary soft drinks all night (including in cocktails) the effects on your skin will be considerably worse. For best results, mix with water, soda water or diet soft drinks. 

 White Wine

white wine

Winos look away now - you will not like what you're about to read! Unfortunately your favourite glass of savvy b is high in sugar, causing cell damage and skin ageing. There are no benefits for your skin, just damage (sad face). 

Mojito

We hate to say it, but this delicious classic cocktail is loaded with sugar. Long term this leads to increased wrinkles and acne. But if you can't give up this tasty, rum-based treat, you could always ask the bartender to make it with half as much sugar as usual...

 Red Wine

red wine

Unfortunately our favourite winter tipple is just about the worst drink for your skin. Maybe we can justify it by remembering all the health benefits of red wine...

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